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What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?

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While the prevalence of partial and total tooth loss has decreased, a 2022 study reported half of American adults aged 20-64 had lost at least one permanent tooth due to decay or gum disease, excluding wisdom teeth. Tooth extraction is the only option when a tooth becomes so severely decayed that a root canal procedure cannot save it. Tooth extraction …